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Hello Life


It's not too often that I'll pull out my sewing machine, but this week's sketch from Freshly Made sketches just called for something a little extra.

FMS Final 168-001I used the Hello Life stamp set for the hearts and the greeting.  Apparently there isn't a punch or die for the hearts, so I had to cut them by hand.  I randomly stitched them across the front panel.


The background papers are from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper stack.  You really should pick up a pack or two of this fun paper!

All of the supplies for this card are listed below.  Don't forget, you'll get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item with every $50 purchase from now until March 31st.

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Because You Care

I am just in love with the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper stack.  It features red/pink designs on one side and black/white designs on the other.  Not only will I be able to use it for all of my Valentine's projects, but I'll be able to get even more use from the neutral patterns after the holiday.Mojo379

I chose to showcase 2 different ways to use the paper with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

The first one is a traditional red card featuring a chalk board inspired focal point.


But I really like the pop of the black & white with the red accents.  Which one is your favorite?

You may find that you spend enough during Sale-a-Bration to earn hostess benefits (minimum $150).  This makes you eligible to purchase exclusive hostess stamp sets such as the Because You Care stamp set featured on these cards.

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SSINK Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop.  This month, we are featuring projects made with items from the Occasions Catalog.  I LOVE this catalog and I can't wait to see what everyone has created.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 8 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop -Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place . If so, you are in the right spot.  If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.


Two years ago, I posted a tutorial on how to make a Double Easel Valentine's Day card.  It remains one of my most-PINNED posts.  I decided it was time to give it an update with new products.  The picture above shows what the card looks like when it is closed.  When you open it, you get the WOW!


 I used the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack, the You Plus Me stamp set, and the new Chalkboard paper.  You'll find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.


Click the NEXT button to view all of Carrie's awesome projects!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  2. Donna at Organized Chaos
  3. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  4. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  6. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  9. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  10. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  11. Carrie at Carrie Stamps
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The designers at Stylin' Stampin INKspiration are sharing Valentines Day cards today.  I have been so anxious to finally share this card.  If you follow my Facebook page, you've seen the sneak peek already.



I started by stamping the "whoosh" stamp (that is what you call it, right?) from the Work of Art stamp set across a panel of Whisper White card stock with Real Red, Strawberry Slush, and Melon Mambo ink.


Next, I used the Stars Decorative Mask and some modeling paste to create the raised stars over the stamping.  And finally, I added 2 panels of Whisper White card stock to the top and bottom of the card.  This helps to hide the unfinished-looking edges.

Local customers:  We'll be making this card (and more) in my Stacked with Love Stamp-a-Stack on Friday, January 16th.  You can sign up here.

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Stylin' Stampin INKspiration Color Challenge

 Today over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we have a cool blue color challenge.


I decided to do a very clean & simple birthday card.  This would be so easy to whip up at the last minute!


I started by die cutting several stars with the Star framelits.  I used the negative as a template for sponging the different colors, then stamped the "happy birthday" greeting.  If you keep the templates on hand, you could make this card up in any color combination.

All of the supplies for this card are listed at the end of this post.

Remember, tomorrow is the first day that you can order from the Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  That means today is the last day for the Year-end closeouts and the Holiday catalog ordering period.

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Happy New Year!

SSINK Blog Header_2-001CROPPED2Welcome to The Stamp Doc Blog!  I'm ready to kick off this new year with an exciting announcement.....I have joined the Design Team at Stylin' Stampin' Inspiration.  This is a daily inspiration blog that features 5 posts per week, 52 weeks per year!  As a team, we are able to provide you with an abundance of ideas for using your Stampin' Up! products.  I hope you'll take the time to check out the site for yourself.

New Melissa

If you are new to my blog, here is a little information about me.  I live in Kokomo, Indiana with my husband, 2 children, and my canine furbaby.  By day, my husband and I work as chiropractors.  I discovered Stampin' Up when I was in my final year of school, and it has always been a great stress reliever for me.  I'll be celebrating 13 years as a demonstrator on January 15th.  Over those years, I've earned a couple of incentive trips, been an Artisan finalist, and have made many new friends.  My creative style is always evolving and I love to try new things.

So, enough about about a card sample?

 There is no stamping on this card and just a few products.  Don't you just love the simplicity of Whisper White card stock and the Gold Foil sheets?  I used the new Hello You thinlits die for the "happy" die cut and the Little Letters thinlits for the white letters.  The tiny stars are from the Confetti Stars Border punch.

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